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What causes elevated alkaline phosphatase levels?

My doctor recently informed me that I have elevated alkaline phosphatase, around 140. As I look back a routine tests over past 2 years, it has been as high as 157. My doctor scheduled me to return in 3 months for another blood test. Nobody ever said anything till now. After looking up on the Internet, of course it looks worse than it possibly is. Should I be concerned about this? I don t drink or take Tylenol. Thanks
Mon, 26 Dec 2016
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Hi welcome to the health care magic

For elevated alkaline phosphatase two causes ruled out mainly...
-liver disease
-bone disease

Hence your detail clinical history and examination needed for primary work up

If needed liver enzymes estimation, USG done to rule out liver causes esp. Cholestasis or bile canaliculi obstruction like cause

According to cause specific treatment given

Consult physician for examination and further work up accordingly

Take care
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What causes elevated alkaline phosphatase levels?

Hi welcome to the health care magic For elevated alkaline phosphatase two causes ruled out mainly... -liver disease -bone disease Hence your detail clinical history and examination needed for primary work up If needed liver enzymes estimation, USG done to rule out liver causes esp. Cholestasis or bile canaliculi obstruction like cause According to cause specific treatment given Consult physician for examination and further work up accordingly Take care